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Old 10-21-2008, 12:27 PM
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Japan's Empress releases annual birthday statement.
Japan's empress is praying for her ailing daughter-in-law and worries about the cancer her husband is fighting, but gets great joy from her grandchildren, she says in her annual birthday statement released Monday.
Japan's empress releases annual birthday statement - International Herald Tribune
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Old 11-03-2008, 10:24 PM
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Another piece of news.

Emperor gives Order of Culture to Nobelists, Keene, maestro | The Japan Times Online
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Old 11-18-2008, 11:48 AM
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emperor akihito of japan painted on paper

emperoe akihito of japan painted on paper
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Old 11-18-2008, 01:28 PM
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emperor akihito painted on silk


emperor of japan akihito codasay painted on silk
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Old 12-04-2008, 12:10 PM
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Sorry for having to inform you that the emperor is not feeling well:

"Emperor Akihito cancelled all official duties scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday after being diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat."

FNN News: Emperor Akihito canc...

Emperor Akihito cancels engagements

Emperor Akihito cancels engagements
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Old 12-07-2008, 03:39 AM
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He cancelled for a third day as well on Friday. Best wishes for a speedy recovery!
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Old 12-08-2008, 07:27 PM
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According to this blurb, he was having tests for an irregular heart beat. It's good to know, however, that he is again making public appearances.

Bloomberg.com: Japan

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He cancelled for a third day as well on Friday. Best wishes for a speedy recovery!
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Old 12-17-2008, 02:51 AM
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another piece of news about the emperor's health.

Emperor cancels birthday speech | The Japan Times Online
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Old 12-17-2008, 05:43 PM
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Although it is sad that Emperor Akihito is unable to hold an annual press-conference due to health issues, this news is not totally unexpected. I wish His Imperial Majesty speedy recovery!
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Old 12-23-2008, 05:29 AM
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Emperor Akihito Celebrates 75th Birthday - Pictures - Zimbio
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Old 12-23-2008, 06:12 PM
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Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko

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Old 01-02-2009, 04:23 PM
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News Summary Royalblog.nl: Japan's Imperial Family poses for camera

courtesy HJA´s Roaylblog.nl.
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Emperor Akihito's New Year address
Emperor Akihito's New Year address

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp...5HbQOn9owb8-fQ
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Old 01-04-2009, 08:32 PM
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Emperor has long shown humanitarian side
http://http://search.japantimes.co.j...0090105a5.html
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Akihito shares concern for economy
News Summary Royalblog.nl: Akihito shares concern for economy
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Old 01-09-2009, 05:12 AM
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HM commemorated his 20th anniversary as Emperor:

News Summary Royalblog.nl: Akihito pays respects at grave of Hirohito

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Emperor & Empress listen quietly to poems


Japan's imperial poetry reading ceremony, an annual tradition that goes back over 1,000 years, was held at the palace Thursday, with Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko sitting quietly as court readers chanted poems evoking nature and the environment


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Old 01-16-2009, 02:07 PM
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Here are the poems written by the members of the Imperial family:

Theme for the New Year's Poetry Reading,2009
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Thanks for the poems! Poems are quite nice, I have to say. They capture a single particular moment in a life ...
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I agree with you !! The poems are quite nice !!! I like to read them every year !!
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